finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Privatisation is not the magic pill

Privatisation is not the magic pill

February 11, 2021

In her budget speech on February 1, union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman outlined the government’s ambitious plans for privatisation, both in the current year as well as a government policy. She said that the government will privatise all public sector enterprises, other t...

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Basic income key in battling coronavirus pandemic, says UNDP

Basic income key in battling coronavirus pandemic, says UNDP

July 25, 2020

A well-targetted basic income for the poor could play a key role in stemming the advance of the coronavirus pandemic, says UN. In India, it could help in preventing reversal of decade-long gains in poverty eradication.

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Govt tells Air India: Be privatised or perish

Govt tells Air India: Be privatised or perish

November 28, 2019

Privatise or else perish, is the new mantra from the Modi government in its renewed attempt to sell the debt-laden national airline - Air India.

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Ease of doing business: India moves up on the list

Ease of doing business: India moves up on the list

November 5, 2019

India has recently moved 14 places to secure the 63rd position on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) ranking. While it has been an impressive move, the report did state that “India is not a place for starting a business.”

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